Travelers through Washington Dulles International Airport will find a new and unusual option at Terminal D. Bistro Atelier brings a taste of French fine dining to travel-weary passengers during their layovers.
Successful restaurant entrepreneur Hakan Ilhan, is no stranger to the difficulties of running an airport eatery. Several of his 25 DC-area restaurants are located in the city’s two major airports. Ilhan’s first area business was a TCBY yogurt franchise at Ronald Reagan National Airport, in 1997. With this project, he paired with Executive Chef John Lewitt to raise the bar of airport dining.
Dinners love the quality and variety of the food… there are not very many places in the world where one can grab a bite of escargot between flights!
It was our pleasure to work with Carlos Moreno and Matt Norris of Norris Design Studio on this project. It’s so gratifying to see images like these of a beautifully completed project. The cement tile featured in this project was “Tulips Sebring” (formerly known as “Roseton”), often available for in-stock, but always available for direct-production.